When we left our spot outside of Ketchum/Sun Valley, we headed farther north. After all, it was getting warm. Just outside of Ketchum, we entered the beautiful Sawtooth National Recreation Area.
At first the ascent to Galena Pass was pretty gradual, following the Big Wood River.
But soon we left the river behind on our way up to the pass.
The first sight of the Sawtooth Mountains is always lovely, although we were a little late for the perfect amount of snow.
Sawtooth NRA allows boondocking (or dispersed camping) just about anywhere. We love it! We picked a spot near pretty Perkin's Lake.
On the north side of the pass is the headwaters of the mighty Salmon River. We took the car and drove as far up as possible, but couldn't make it to the actual headwaters. At this point we turned around.
Also at our turn around spot was a campground. Funny thing, you have to drive through the Salmon River to get to the campground.
On our way back to the RV, we stopped to admire this log carving. Pretty cute, huh?